Category: University Research Centers

  • April 16th, 2020

Issue Automated vehicles hold the potential to disrupt our transportation system in the 21st century. Experts predict that vehicles could be fully automated by as early as 2025 or as late as 2035. While vehicle automation may improving safety and efficiency and expanding mobility, the technology could also lead people to drive more often and […]

  • April 16th, 2020

2019 Forum on the Impact of Vehicle Technologies and Automation on Users – Design and Safety Implications: A Summary Report Published April 2020 Forum Objectives Gather representatives/experts from the research community, government, and industry to discuss issues and identify research needs and critical considerations regarding the design and safety of vehicle technologies and automation Develop […]

  • November 11th, 2019

This document contains examples of water buildup locations on mileposted and non-mileposted roadways. While these examples may be used by some statewide agencies (e.g., ALEA and ALDOT) to address potential problems that could either be fixed or mitigated by enforcement, they also have value in training of local agencies. This training should include instruction on […]

  • August 14th, 2019

This PowerPoint presents a model of data integration of geo-located weather and roadway data for decision making with the US Department of Transportation, the National Weather Service, and end- users who need integrated data for better roadway weather decision making. The application of this Roadway Weather Data Implementation (RWDI) in Alabama and Georgia serves as […]

  • July 1st, 2019

Green. Yellow. Red. Go. Slow. Stop. Simple instructions commanded by a seemingly simple machine – the traffic light. The technology is as old as the Industrial Revolution, with the first light, two gas-powered flames, controlling traffic in London in 1868. They have improved since, of course. The current three-light system and electricity came in the […]

  • April 10th, 2019

The National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments and Decisions (NTC) at the University of Maryland has developed a smartphone app that can be personalized for individual users to provide real-time multimodal traveler information. The “incenTrip” technology has now been deployed in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore region. incenTrip leverages the latest big data, machine […]

  • December 13th, 2018

Summary of Recommendations Speed Reduction Increase in patrol officers both at the ALEA and local levels Comprehensive demonstration speed reduction projects Legislative action to recognize problem and increase funding to ALEA specifically for field officers Continue hot-spot selective enforcement targeting and assure compliance to it Roadway improvements: trees, rollovers, utility poles, ditches, embankments Seat-belt (Restraint) […]